Foundation Skills StudyDesk

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You are asked to start with the Welcome and course introduction, using the link below, then work your way through the topics in order.
Unit 0: Introduction
Welcome and course introduction Starter activities:
i. Your expectations.
ii. Personal learning plan.

Unit 1: Principles of adult tertiary education
Learning, teaching and adult learners Activity - Teaching strategies
Perspectives of teaching and principles of good undergraduate teaching practice Activity - Principles of teaching
Research-based principles of learning Activity - The scholarship of teaching and learning Assessment - E-Activity 1
Unit 2: Learning styles/preferences
Thinking styles and orientations to study Activity - Thinking styles
Active learning for the 21st century learner Activity - Active learning strategies
Learning styles and conceptions of learning Activity - Learning styles Assessment - E-Activity 2
Unit 3: Teaching approaches that support learner-centred education
Pedagogy, Andragogy and Heutagogy i. Activity - Strategies for learner-centred courses
ii. Activity - How to engage students in learning

Learner-centredness and student engagement Activity - Learner-centredness
Assessment - E-Activity 3
Unit 4: Developing and using basic teaching resources and equipment
Traditional resources: The whiteboard, handouts and subject-specific resources Activity - Handouts and subject-specific resources
Using technology in teaching i. Activity - digital tools
ii. Activity - Technology for your context
Assessment - E-Activity 4
Unit 5: Session/learning sequencing and delivery
How to plan a session/lesson sequence i. Activity - Reflection on lesson planning

ii. Activity - Exploration of lesson plans

Lesson planning as a design science Activity - Teaching as Design Science Assessment - E-Activity 5
Unit 6: Lecturer self-evaluation
Reflection as a way of self-evaluating teaching practice i. Activity - Reflect about a puzzling teaching situation
ii. Activity - Explore how to use reflection for self-evaluation of teaching
iii. Activity - Set goals for teaching

Gathering student feedback Activity - A method to gather informal student feedback
Mentoring i. Activity - Describe a mentoring experience
ii. Activity - Habits of effective mentors
Assessment - E-Activity 6
Unit 7: Introduction to Learning Management Systems
Online pedagogy i. Activity - Online learning
ii. Activity - Principles for online pedagogy

What is a Learning Management System (LMS) and why use it? i. Activity - Reflection re LMS
ii. Activity - Benefits of LMS

Using Moodle to engage students in a blended environment i. Activity - Moodle pedagogy
ii. Activity - Blended learning
Assessment - E-Activity 7
Unit 8: Basics of assessment - principles and tools
Role, jargon and principles of assessment i. Activity - the purpose of assessment
ii. Activity - Language of assessment
iii. Activity - Principles of assessment

The assessment cycle i. Activity - Assessment cycle
ii. Activity - Graduate Profile and learning outcomes

How to assess learning and provide meaningful feedback i. Activity - vocational assessments
ii. Activity - Feedback

e-Assessment i. Activity - why use e-assessment?
- ii. Activity - selecting e-assessment
Assessment - E-Activity 8
Unit 9: Introduction to open education resources and practices
Principles and practices of open online pedagogy i. Activity - What is Open Pedagogy?
ii. Activity - attributes of Open Pedagogy
Open Education Resources (OER) and Open Education Practices (OEP) i. Activity - What is an OER?
ii. Activity - Open Educational Practices
Assessment - E-Activity 9
Unit 10: Basics of pastoral care
What is pastoral care of students and should you be involved? i. Activity - what is pastoral care?
ii. Activity - provision of pastoral care

Pastoral care at Otago Polytechnic for students from near and far i. Activity - Pastoral care example
ii. Activity - Code of Practice for international students
E-Activity 10